Nation's Mayors and County Leaders Unveil Ten-Point "Agenda for Metropolitan America"; U.S. Domestic Policy Advisor Tops List
U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Wellington Webb, National Association of Counties (NACo) President C. Vernon Gray and other top local government leaders will announce a national campaign to enhance the nationís metro regions, which includes pressing the next Administration to create a cabinet-level domestic policy advisor.
At the end of Jan. 2000, the U.S. will mark its longest span of economic expansion in its history.† Using data from a recent Standard & Poorís DRI report, local leaders will demonstrate how the economic boom has been propelled by the nationís largest urban counties and cities Ė Americaís economic engines.†
Noting that corporate investment strategies, and state and federal policies have ignored this reality, Mayors and county officials will use the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) event to launch an historic year-long campaign.† The campaign will heighten the profile of metropolitan economic issues, and encourage spirited debate of metropolitan initiatives during the Year 2000 Presidential Campaign.
When: ††††††††††† Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 †
Time:† †††††††††††† 8:30am †
Where: ††††††††††† Association
for a Better New York† (ABNY)
News Conference at 9:30am, immediately following ABNY event
Who:††††††††††††† Wellington Webb, Mayor of Denver and President, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM);
C. Vernon Gray, Council member, Howard County (MD) and President, National Association of Counties (NACo);
H. Brent Coles, Mayor of Boise and USCM Vice President;
Marc Morial, Mayor of New Orleans and USCM Advisory Board Chair;
Wayne Curry, Prince Georgeís County (MD) Executive and NACo
Large Urban County Caucus Chairman;
Ron Sims, NACo Large Urban County Caucus Vice Chair and King County (WA) Executive